Bible 101

If the Bible had a highlights reel, what passages would flash across the screen? In Bible 101, we’ll be taking a close look at 101 purple passages from the Bible that we think every Christian should know and understand.

Passage Topic/Main idea
Gen 1:1 Creation
Gen 1:27-31 Humanity
Gen 3:1-6 Sin
Gen 12:1-3 God’s promise to Abraham
Gen 50:20 Joseph; predestination
Exod 3:14-15 YHWH
Exod 19:4-6 Sinai covenant
Exod 34:6-7 God’s revelation
Lev 16:30-31 The day of atonement
Deut 6:4-6 The Shema
Deut 12:4-6 God’s place of worship
Deut 30:1-3 Restoration
Josh 1:6 Be strong & courageous
1 Sam 8:19-22 A king like the other nations
1 Sam 13:14, 16:7 David: one after God’s heart
2 Sam 7:12-13, 16 The Davidic covenant
1 Kings 8:38-40 The temple
1 Kings 11:9-10 Solomon’s downfall
2 Kings 17:19-20 Prophecy fulfilled (judgement)
Job 1:21 Blessed be the name of the Lord
Job 38:4-5 Who are you before God?
Ps 2:7-9 The son of God
Ps 8:3-4 Who is man?
Ps 22:1 My God, why have you forsaken me?
Ps 23:6 The house of the Lord
Ps 46:1-3 My refuge and strength
Ps 51:1-2 Sin & repentance
Ps 103:11-12 Forgiveness
Prov 1:7 Fear & wisdom
Prov 3:5-6 Trust in God
Eccl 1:1-2 Vanity
Isa 1:18 Sins washed as white as snow
Isa 9:6-7 The prince of peace
Isa 11:1-2 The stump of Jesse
Isa 40:3 A voice in the wilderness
Isa 53:12 He bore the sin of many
Isa 65:17-20 New heavens and new earth
Jer 29:10-14 Restoration: plans to prosper you
Jer 31:31-33 The new covenant
Ezek 3:17-18 A watchman for Israel
Ezek 36:26-27 New heart and spirit
Ezek 37:11-14 Resurrection
Dan 7:13-14 One like a son of man
Dan 12:1-2 The general resurrection
Joel 2:28-29 The day of the Lord
Jonah 3:4-5 Judgement & repentance
Micah 6:8 What God requires
Zech 9:9 A king on a donkey
Ezra 1:2-3 Cyrus’ decree
Mal 4:5-6 The promise of Elijah
Matt 1:1-17 Genealogy of Jesus
Matt 5:17 Jesus fulfils the law and prophets
Matt 7:12 Do unto others
Matt 9:12-13 Jesus calls the sinners not the righteous
Matt 28:18-20 The great commission
Mark 1:14-15 The kingdom of God is at hand
Mark 8:29 Peter’s confession of Christ
Mark 10:45 A ransom for many
Mark 15:25-26 The crucifixion of the King of the Jews
Luke 2:10-13 The birth of Jesus
Luke 4:18-21 The year of the Lord’s favour
Luke 9:23-24 “Take up cross and follow me”
Luke 11:2-4 The Lord’s Prayer
Luke 24:5-7 Resurrection
Luke 24:44-47 The Old Testament points to Jesus
John 1:1-3 Jesus is God
John 3:16 John 3:16!
John 5:35 The bread of life
John 6:68 Jesus has words of eternal life
John 10:11 The good shepherd
John 13:34-35 A new commandment
John 14:6-7 The way, the truth, and the life
Acts 1:8 Jerusalem, Judea, and ends of earth
Acts 2:36 Peter’s declaration: both Lord and Christ
Acts 17:30-31 Paul at the Areopagus
Rom 1:16-17 Not ashamed of the gospel
Rom 3:21-26 Righteousness from God
Rom 5:6-8 At just the right time
Rom 8:38-39 Nothing can separate us
Rom 10:9-10 Confess the gospel
Rom 12:1-2 Our spiritual act of worship
1 Cor 1:18 The wisdom of God
1 Cor 13:12-13 Faith, hope, and love
1 Cor 15:3-8 Resurrection
2 Cor 4:7 Jars of clay
2 Cor 5:14-15 The love of Christ compels us
Gal 2:15-16 We are justified by faith
Gal 5:22-24 Fruit of the spirit
Eph 1:3-6 Predestination
Eph 2:8-10 Saved by grace
Phil 2:5-11 Christ’s humilty
Col 3:1-4 Raised with Christ
1 Thess 1:9 You turned from idols
1 Tim 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine
2 Tim 2:1-2 Teach others who will teach others
2 Tim 4:1-2 Preach the word
Heb 12:22-24 The heavenly assembly
1 Pet 2:20-25 Jesus: an example and sacrifice
1 Pet 3:14-16 Be prepared to give an answer
1 Pet 5:10-11 Just a little while
Rev 5:9-10 The Lamb of God
Rev 21:1-4 The new creation